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Veteran goalkeeper and right back should be fit to start against Croatia, while the rest of the players came through unscathed in the 0-0 draw with Hungary

ANALYSIS
By Ronan Murphy

With just three days to go until Ireland's first game of Euro 2012, Giovanni Trapattoni's squad seem to be finding their fitness at the right time. While other nations have been forced to call up reserves because of injury, Trap's 23 are all looking more healthy by the day.

  Shay GIVEN
Club: Aston Villa
Position: Goalkeeper

Impressed in the opening half against Hungary, and goalkeeping coach Alan Kelly has confirmed Given will be fit enough to start against Croatia.
Keiren WESTWOOD
Club: Sunderland
Position: Goalkeeper

Came on at half time on Monday and did enough to keep out the Hungarians. Proved himself once more, and looks an able deputy.
David FORDE
Club: Millwall
Position: Goalkeeper

Forde wasn't given a run out against Hungary, but he's unlikely to feature in Poland either, so it shouldn't have come as a surprise to the Millwall man.
  Richard DUNNE
Club: Aston Villa
Position: Defender

Another solid 90 minutes from the big defender show that he is definitely not a worry heading into Ireland's Euro 2012 campaign.

Sean ST LEDGER
Club: Leicester City
Position: Defender

Played all 90 minutes in Budapest alongside Dunne, but will be hoping the weather forecast is a bit better for Poland, as he found it slippery in the rain.


Darren O'DEA
Club: Unattached
Position: Defender

Left on the bench against Hungary, which is a good sign for Trap's preferred XI, but has shown he can do a good job if he's needed as a replacement.
  John O'SHEA
Club: Sunderland
Position: Defender

Along with Given, O'Shea was the major fitness concern in the past week or two. However, he also put in a good 90 minute shift against Hungary, and should start against the Croats.
  Stephen WARD
Club: Wolves
Position: Defender

All four first-choice defenders played the full 90 minutes against Hungary, and Ward was particularly good at covering his man and put in a few crucial tackles.
Stephen KELLY
Club: Fulham
Position: Defender

Will be trying to impress in training as he now has McShane to contend with as right back cover. Should at least get some game time off the bench.
Paul McSHANE
Club: Hull City
Position: Defender

McShane was also an onlooker on Monday, but Trapattoni knows exactly what he gets from the Hull City man, so it wouldn't be a surprise to see him in Poland and Ukraine, especially if one of our defenders picks up a suspension.
  Keith ANDREWS
Club: West Bromwich Albion
Position: Midfielder

Wasn't his sharpest against Hungary, and was replaced by Gibson in the second half. However, Andrews has often saved his best performances for the big occasion, so maybe he'll ignite the Euros on Sunday.
Glenn WHELAN
Club: Stoke City
Position: Midfielder

Also replaced against Hungary, but Whelan lasted longer and even made a nice threatening run into Adam Bogdan's penalty area. This is a good sign for Ireland as Whelan is usually the more defensive of the two central midfielders, and perhaps Trapattoni is encouraging him to be more attacking.


Paul GREEN
Club: Unattached
Position: Midfielder

Came on late against Hungary, and didn't have much chance to make his mark, but knows the system if he's called upon in the next few weeks.
Darron GIBSON
Club: Everton
Position: Midfielder

Gibson did alright in his 25 or so minutes in Budapest, and could be in line to start one of Ireland's group games if Trapattoni decides to mix it up in midfield.
Damien DUFF
Club: Fulham
Position: Winger

Put in a lovely cross for John O'Shea and had the beating of the Hungarian full back. Duff looks confident heading into the finals.
Aiden McGEADY
Club: Spartak Moscow
Position: Winger

Not the same sensational performance that he put in against Bosnia, but McGeady was still creative, and even performed his trademark McGeady spin as the match wore on. An on-form McGeady will be crucial to Ireland's success in Poland.
Stephen HUNT
Club: Wolves
Position: Winger

Came on against Hungary after being left on the sidelines against Bosnia, and was his usual tireless self. If Ireland need something late on in a game, Hunt will probably be sent on to increase the tempo.

James McCLEAN
Club: Sunderland
Position: Winger

Many Irish fans expected him to come on against Hungary, but Trapattoni is obviously taking his time with the Derry youngster, and he could be Ireland's surprise package at Euro 2012.
Robbie KEANE
Club: Los Angeles Galaxy
Position: Striker
 
Gave an average display against Hungary, doing all his usual roles - except scoring. Guaranteed to start on Sunday where his finishing will need to be perfect.

Kevin DOYLE
Club: Wolves
Position: Striker

Unfairly criticised by many, Doyle had an okay night in Budapest, and didn't do much wrong, but Walters seems to be putting his position under pressure.

Shane LONG
Club: West Bromwich Albion
Position: Striker

With five strikers in the squad, they all won't get a run out in each game. The Hungary match was Long's turn to be left out, but with goals in the other two warm-up games, he's definitely a decent option.
Jon WALTERS
Club: Stoke City
Position: Striker

Came on for Doyle once again, and could be a surprise inclusion in Trapattoni's starting XI ahead of the Wexford man. However, his heading would want to improve in Poland as he missed another great opportunity against Hungary.
Simon COX
Club: West Bromwich Albion
Position: Striker


Replaced Keane on the hour mark, and although he started alongside the Ireland captain in Pistoia, Cox is probably seen as Keane's direct replacement in the team. As a result, he's likely to see the least action of all five strikers.

Darren Randolph - Motherwell - Goalkeeper - Unlikely to receive a call-up at this late stage.

Kevin Foley - Wolves - Defender - As soon as the ball is kicked on Sunday, everyone will have forgotten about Foley's absence. Luckily, the media seems to have moved on too.

Keith Fahey - Birmingham City - Midfielder - Injury ended Fahey's Euro 2012 dream, which is a real shame, as he offered more in midfield than Green.

Seamus Coleman - Everton - Winger - The most likely candidate for a late, late call-up, but the Killybegs native shouldn't be waiting by the phone.

Andy Keogh - Millwall - Winger/Striker - Keogh is also a very outside chance of a call-up now.

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